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Old 01-26-2005, 02:27 AM   #1
Memnoch
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Kitten torched in Sydney's west
Date: 25/01/05

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A kitten was doused with petrol and set on fire the day after two teenagers were charged over the torture of another kitten at a Sydney railway station.
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RSPCA chief inspector Don Robinson said the 10-week-old kitten was found cowering under a house in Mount Druitt, in Sydney's west, with second degree burns to 30 per cent of its body.
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Despite treatment, it had only a 50-50 chance of surviving, he said.
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"A witness has told us they saw two male youths on Saturday night pour petrol on the cat and set it alight," he said.
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Mr Robinson said he was keeping the exact location and time of the attack secret while the RSPCA and police worked to identify the attackers.
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The kitten, named William after Braveheart's William Wallace, had probably been hiding under the house since the attack.
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William is being kept at the same animal shelter as Shelley, the kitten tortured at Seven Hills railway station, also in Sydney's west, on Saturday, January 15.
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Three boys were caught on closed circuit TV (CCTV) stoning, stomping on and twice running over an eight-week-old kitten with a bicycle around 2.30am (AEDT), police said.
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The stray - later named Shelley after the police officer who rescued and later adopted her - was kicked onto the train line after being brutalised and left for dead.
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Shelley suffered a broken leg and internal injuries.
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Two teenagers, aged 15 and 18, are due to appear in court next month charged with aggravated cruelty. They face a maximum $22,000 fine and/or two years in jail if convicted.
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A third teenager, also aged 15, escaped charge but will get counselling.
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Meanwhile, in Victoria, police are questioning four teenagers over the abuse of a cat in Shepparton on Saturday night.
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The three-month-old cat suffered a broken pelvis and internal bleeding when it was kicked, swung by the tail and thrown to the ground.
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Police believed the attack could have been an attempt to copy the torture of Shelley a week earlier.

Source: www.smh.com.au
If I ever saw this kind of stuff happening I'd have kicked the crap out of them. How could you do this to such a tiny, defenceless animal????
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